How it all began ...
After a career spanning more than 30 years in the wholesale and retail industry, I retired in 2018 and moved from the fast-paced Washington DC scene to St. Michaels on the eastern shore of Maryland. That's when I married my husband, Anthony, the absolute love of my life! It was his loving encouragement and support that helped me fulfill a life-long dream -- to own my very own little boutique and online business!
We love living on the water and, as you might expect, it can get a little windy. One day, while driving across the Bay Bridge, my husband reminded me to drive slowly because of the high winds. "Windswept", I said, and on that day, the company was born! Within a month, I headed to market in New York to source outerwear and apparel that embodied my classic style and spirit.
Windswept features luxury outerwear and apparel for women, with classic brands and styling that stand the test of time. We source the finest and most beautiful products from around the world -- Italy, the UK, France, Nepal, Switzerland, Spain, Greece and, of course, the USA! We feature unique brands that tell a special story and work to create luxury products using sustainable and ethical resources. We proudly carry brands like Repeat Cashmere, Frances Valentine, AMS Pure and Haris Cotton. Additionally, we carry Save the Duck, with its patented down alternative; The French Knot handknitted hats and gloves from Nepal; and the luxury travel brand, Anatomie, from Italy. In 2022, Windswept became the exclusive retailer for Le Chameau, hand-crafted boots from France and a favorite of Kate Middleton. And in 2023, we introduced Cornelia James gloves -- beautiful gloves worn for over 70 years by Queen Elizabeth and now a favorite to Kate Middleton, Lady Gaga, and Beyonce, just to name a few.
You'll love our luxurious leather jackets and gloves, cozy cashmere sweaters and wraps, wispy cotton dresses, crisp linen blouses, the finest silks and much more! Unique, high quality, exceptional pieces at truly affordable prices.
Whether wind, rain, sleet, snow or sunshine -- you'll be swept away in luxury and style with Windswept! Thank you for shopping with us!
Debra Principi, Owner